Animal Wellness Meet the Patient: Larsen

August 24, 2018 - Name: Larsen Sex: Male Species: Rock hyrax Age: DOB 01/18/08 (10 years, 8 months) Weight: 3kg (6.6lbs) Reason for Visit: Dental examination Larsen is a 10-year-old Rock hyrax who underwent a dental exam which included having his tusks trimmed and polished. … More »

AnimealsThey Goat a Special Treat

August 22, 2018 - Chef Yohn was back at it again for this month’s Animeals, and this time he had some help from his assistant, Sous Chef James. Yesterday was World Goat Day, so what better recipients of a frosty, delicious treat than the … More »

Conservation Youth TeamCYTs Head to Portsmouth

August 17, 2018 - The second Conservation Youth Team Event of the summer occurred on Wednesday, August 8. The Virginia Zoo’s group of 41 CYTs traveled to the Elizabeth River Project’s Paradise Creek Nature Park. The park, located in Portsmouth, is an 11-acre, restored … More »

ClimatesNot All Plain and Simple

August 15, 2018 - Grasslands encompass more than 40 percent of the world’s land surface, reaching across six of the Earth’s seven continents. Grasslands, also called plains, prairies and savannas, are large areas of land covered mostly in grass, with sparse small shrub and … More »

AnimalsKeeping their Cool

August 8, 2018 - One of the most common questions the Zoo receives every year is “How do the animals cool off when it’s too hot outside?”. To answer that question, the animals have climate-controlled areas within their exhibits in which they can go … More »

ConservationWorking to be Plastic Free

August 6, 2018 - The Virginia Zoo has always been dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the earth, its flora and fauna. 2018 is the year the Zoo is taking its plans to cut out waste and began actually turning goals into tangible … More »

Bowling for RhinosStriking out Rhino Extinction

August 1, 2018 - Rhinos are massive and majestic, and without a doubt some of the most unique creatures on the planet. They are the second largest mammals in the world, second to elephants, and can weigh more than 3 tons! Although rhinos have … More »

Conservation Youth TeamC Y T-hese teens left the Virginia Zoo

July 26, 2018 - Every spring the Virginia Zoo searches through hundreds of applications from high schoolers who are looking to spend their summer at the Virginia Zoo. Instead of looking for a paycheck, these teens aim to volunteer their services to the Zoo, … More »